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Critics of proposed Ridgewood’s Prejudicial dog ordinance unleash opposition

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Critics of proposed Ridgewood’s Prejudicial dog ordinance unleash opposition
Monday February 11, 2013, 10:19 AM
BY  DARIUS AMOS
STAFF WRITER
The Ridgewood News

Many pet owners and enthusiasts are asking the Ridgewood Council to reconsider a proposed ordinance that calls for an increase to the fee imposed on residents who license a court-designated “potentially dangerous dog.”

The public hearing and council vote on the ordinance, which if passed would up the licensing fee to $700, is scheduled for Feb. 13.

The village currently does not have an ordinance in place that establishes the fee for dangerous dogs, though state statute already mandates a minimum amount of $150.

In comparison, Ridgewood’s licensing fee for a “regular” spayed or neutered dog is $16.80. An additional $4 is charged for animals that have not been fixed.

According to Village Manager Ken Gabbert, the increased fee proposal comes via mutual request by officials from the Ridgewood health department and Tyco Animal Control, which provides municipal animal control services. In December, Gabbert said last week, health officials and animal control officers were wrapped in a time-consuming, potentially dangerous dog licensing case.

https://www.northjersey.com/news/190681301_Critics_of_proposed_Ridgewood_dog_ordinance_unleash_opposition.html

One thought on “Critics of proposed Ridgewood’s Prejudicial dog ordinance unleash opposition

  1. Don’t Tread on my dog fees or right to kill unborn babies.

    However, Smokers and Gun Owners… those you can throw under the bus.

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